Dr. Dimino is passionate about reducing maternal mortality and morbidity by increasing access to superior health care for all women and their unborn babies. As a Medical Director of Operations for Ob Hospitalist Group, she coaches our Ob hospitalist teams to improve outcomes for the women in their community, while she fosters leadership development in our team members.
Dr. Dimino is a certified physician executive and earned a Master of Medical Management degree from Carnegie Mellon University. She completed residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital / Washington University in St. Louis after she graduated from medical school at The Ohio State University. Her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University is in journalism. Dr. Dimino joined Ob Hospitalist Group in January 2013 after 7 years of private practice in Houston, Texas. She continues to work clinically as a hospitalist at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital while she serves as a Medical Director of Operations.
Dr. Dimino is committed to decreasing maternal mortality and improving public health even outside her role with Ob Hospitalist Group. She is a member of the board of directors for the Society of OB/GYN Hospitalists where she is also an editor and collaborator for the upcoming core competencies for OB/GYN hospitalists. She serves as a faculty member of the Texas AIM Plus Obstetric Hemorrhage Learning Collaborative to assist Texas hospitals with implementing AIM bundles to improve and standardize patient care during obstetrical emergencies. Dr. Dimino has had an active role with the Texas Medical Association for more than a decade and currently serves on their Council of Science and Public Health. She has participated in the TMA Texas Maternal Health Congress and has been a leader in coalescing ideas from physicians across the state to elevate maternal health. She is the chair of the Quality Committee for the Harris County Medical Society in Houston. She is also a member of the board of directors for The Health Museum in Houston. She has served on the Foundation Board of Directors since 2020.
Robyn D'Oria is the Chief Executive Officer of the Central Jersey Family Health Consortium (CJFHC) a 501(c)3, not-for-profit agency. The Consortium is a regionalized network of agencies and providers involved in the delivery of perinatal and pediatric services primarily in central New Jersey. Robyn received her BSN from Seton Hall University, MA in Nursing Education from New York University and a certificate in Non-Profit Management from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. She has been involved in maternal child health for her entire career in a variety of roles and her passion to ensure the health and wellness of women of childbearing age has led her to focus on preventing maternal mortality and morbidity.
Robyn is involved nationally in improving patient safety in obstetrics through her involvement in quality improvement initiatives including state lead for the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Postpartum Hemorrhage Project and as a member of their Expert Panel on Maternal Mortality. Additionally, she serves as a core partner for the Alliance for Innovation in Maternal Health (AIM), the American College of Obstetrician/Gynecologists (ACOG), a national quality improvement program aimed at improving patient safety in obstetrics. She has been integrally involved in developing and promoting this quality improvement work to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality not only in NJ but nationally having published about the patient safety bundles in peer reviewed journals and speaking about the AIM initiative at the state and national level.
Robyn serves as co-chair of the NJ Perinatal Quality Collaborative and coordinates the Maternal Mortality Case Review Team in NJ. She and her husband are the parents of two grown children and reside in Central New Jersey. She has served on the Preeclampsia Foundation Board of Directors since 2019.
Anne Musacchio Croslow is wife and mother to three children. She is a licensed attorney and an active Certified Public Accountant. Annie is a former Deputy Associate Counsel to the President of the United States and before that worked as an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP where she represented clients in internal investigations and in white-collar and regulatory matters before the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice. Annie, who previously was an auditor at Deloitte LLP, has been recognized by the D.C. Bar for her commitment to pro bono practice. Annie graduated magna cum laude from Belmont University, where she led the women’s soccer team to its first appearance in the NCAA Division I national tournament. Annie is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and a master’s degree in accountancy from the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business. As a survivor of severe preeclampsia, Annie is dedicated to raising awareness among both mothers and fathers about preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome, and she advocates for early screening to improve prenatal monitoring of at-risk women. Annie lives in Northern Virginia with her husband Lucas and their two daughters and one son. She has served on the Board of Directors since 2021.
Todd McLaughlin serves as the Vice President of Membership and Chapter Engagement for the Association of Fundraising Professionals. AFP is the professional association of individuals and organizations that generate philanthropic support for a wide variety of charitable institutions. Founded in 1960, AFP advances philanthropy through its 31,000 members in more than 240 chapters throughout the world. He has extensive background in the association management arena. With more than 25 years in the profession, Todd brings a solid, senior level of experience in management, leadership, and marketing in the association space. Todd holds a BA in Communications from Lynchburg College (now University) in Lynchburg Virginia. Todd lives in Alexandria Virginia, and loves to travel with friends and experience other cultures, food and wine. He has served on the Foundation Board of Directors since 2019.
Fran Ayalasomayajula is a distinguished digital health technologist and public health professional, who currently serves as President of Reach Healthcare, leading the development of novel innovations through a variety of partner engagement models, industry thought leadership, and accelerated growth initiatives. Fran’s experience spans the US and overseas including Latin America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, working with Fortune 50 companies leading diverse cross-functional teams, and providing broad technical and industry knowledge of the healthcare and life sciences sector. She has worked with industry, government, non-governmental organizations, professional associations, and alliance partners to educate and engage stakeholders on issues related to technology adoption, adaption, experiences, guidelines, and regulations. Her efforts have resulted in increased brand awareness, lucrative strategic business partnerships and increased sales revenues and profit margins. Renowned for her situational leadership style and outstanding communication skills, Fran leads by example, sets the agenda, optimizes staff and builds high performing teams that exceed corporate goals.
Fran has served on the Board since August 2022.
Chris Carlson serves as the Senior Vice President of Customer Experience and Complex Health Solutions for United Healthcare. In his role, Chris organizes and builds strategies related to consumer interactions and experience across the service channel continuum to deliver superior health outcomes for the medically complex while enhancing the overall experience with the health care system. His specialty areas include leading and developing large-scale cross-functional changes in organizational capabilities. He has worked for United Healthcare for more than 17 years, including roles as Vice President of Training, Development and Business Process Improvement and as Director of Operations, Clinical and Network Operations. A Minnesota native, Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in genetic and cell biology and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota, as well as numerous professional and leadership development certificates. An enthusiastic supporter of healthcare non-profits, Chris has volunteered with organizations like The Salvation Army, Feed My Starving Children, Vision Loss Resources and the Preeclampsia Foundation.
Chris has served on the Preeclampsia Foundation Board of Directors since 2020.
Jennifer DeYoung is a health policy and program strategist and innovator from St. Paul, Minnesota. She serves as a Senior Director at the United States of Care where she leads up the organization’s Innovation Lab. The Innovation Lab works to understand people’s needs from, and experiences with, the health care system and creates innovative policy solutions to address these needs. Jennifer brings almost two decades of experience working in the public sector to advance health equity at the federal, state, and local level. In her previous role as Deputy Policy Director at Public Health—Seattle & King County, Jennifer co-led the design and implementation of Best Starts for Kids—the nation’s most comprehensive investment in promotion, prevention and early intervention efforts that support healthy development of kids, families, and communities. Prior to her work for Seattle-King County, she held various senior management roles at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. There, she managed multiple programs within the State’s Medicaid program including the State’s managed care contracts, quality improvement initiatives, and benefits policy administration. She has also served as a Senior Health Care Analyst with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) where she led a variety of projects including those on mental health parity, Medicare physician payment policies, and seasonal flu vaccine distribution, among others.
Jennifer has a master’s in Public Policy and Administration with a concentration in policy analysis and applied economics from Columbia University, as well as an undergraduate degree in Public Policy Studies from Duke University. She has served on the Preeclampsia Foundation Board of Directors since 2022.
Kishin Kirpalani is CEO and owner of Plugg LLC. A native of New Jersey, Kishin and his wife Lilliana live in Manhattan with their two small children and two rescue dogs. Kishin’s company Plugg is a manufacturer of men’s woven pants whose clients include major retailers include Walmart, Kohls, Belk, and Sam’s Club. Kishin and his wife Lilliana lost their first child, a son, to preeclampsia.
“My hope is that no parent would ever have to go through what we did,” says Kishin. "The Foundation does a wonderful job. I hope to lend my business and entrepreneurial skills to further this mission.”
Kishin’s interests include traveling and art, but his greatest joy is being a father. He has served on the Foundation Board of Directors since 2019.
Kim Smith is a sought-out speaker, author, and health tech founder/CEO. She’s spent 18 years mastering executive leadership skills within some of the top hospital systems in the industry – including Duke Medicine, Tenet Healthcare and MUSC Health. Kim’s corporate experience includes leadership development, hospital and outpatient operations, business development and health equity.
This Wake Forest University and University of South Carolina graduate further enhanced her knowledge as an executive coach through Coaching Intensive Training with the CAPP Institute for Coaching and Positive Psychology. She has authored two leadership books: People First and Profit: 5 Steps to Build a People Rich Culture.
Kim recently left her global role as a Chief of Staff and Senior Vice President to launch her own firm, Health Evolve Technologies, to build innovative solutions at the intersection of care and culture. Kim has a vision of transforming how we take care of people - both patients and those doing the care, with a lens of health equity.
Kim's passion for transforming health equity and culture is a result of her own experience in losing a child due to HELLP Syndrome. She has used her voice at local and global tables of influence to transform how the voices of BIPOC communities are amplified. Additionally, she was invited to the Founder’s Council for the United States of Care – an organization committed to guiding our nation toward a non-partisan plan for health equity for all Americans. Kim began her service on the Board of Directors for The Preeclampsia Foundation in 2018 and was the immediate past Board Chair.